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The Monterey location is closed for good and that is really sad. We loved that place and it wasn't... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2015
Chevyman6772
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Bend, Oregon
Great wine, lackluster service

We stopped here on our way out of Monterey. The grounds are lovely but we were hoping to be able to... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2014
kellyshoe13
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Phoenix
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Reviewed August 30, 2015

The Monterey location is closed for good and that is really sad. We loved that place and it wasn't too bad of a drive from the Bay area. Any reason is good to go visit Monterey but Ventana's tasting room was a high-lite for us. We have not been to the Soledad location yet but we will have to in order to pick up our wine .
They have very good, reasonable wine, can't beat their red table style for the price or the taste. We have always been treated well by the staff and have bought plenty of wine here.

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Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stopped here on our way out of Monterey. The grounds are lovely but we were hoping to be able to "stroll the winery" a little more. Both staff members were helping another group when we arrived, so we started the tasting by ourselves. I thought that someone might come check on us when they were done with that group, but another group arrived and they were helped right away. In the time we were there, no one ever came to check on us. That being said, we didn't learn much other than what was on the sheet of paper that tells you what kind of wine you're drinking. That was a little disappointing given that it was the first time to a winery for all 4 of us and we were excited to gain some knowledge in addition to tasting the wine. The wine was great and the landscape made for a perfect afternoon of sitting outside sipping wine with friends.

3  Thank kellyshoe13
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Ventana was our first stop on our wine trolley tour. We had a great time and we learned so much useful information about the wines and wine etiquette. I really loved the atmosphere of the patio and my husband and I will definitely go back on our next trip to Monterey.

1  Thank 651Sarah_S_12
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Ventana wines are great! We were introduced to the medal winner Chardonnay on a fishing trip 2 years ago. We certainly do appreciate the quality and the price if these fine local wines.

1  Thank Noelle N
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Not only were the wines excellent, but our host was fantastic! As we were new to the "wine tasting arena", we didn't know a lot about what to do. Our host showed us everything and answered all our questions. It was incredible. And since it was Sunday before Christmas, it was a small group. It was amazing that he took so much time with us. Thank you and we will definitely come again when we visit...and buy wine from your website!

Thank juliek66
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We spent a very delightful hour here. Ashley was our 'guide' was VERY knowledgeable about the wines, vineyards and the wine process. We learned a lot and enjoyed her "presentation". The wines were very good. We are glad we decided to stop here!

Thank Malena N
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Richard did a great job going over wine tasting etiquette and learning about the central coast wine specialties. Ventana wine is great and was a highlight of our wine tour. We are going back to buy more to take home from the trip. Highly recommended!

Thank Brian A
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

This cozy tasting room, situated next to Tarpy's Roadhouse, offered a wine for every palate. They were closing out a Chardonnay vintage for $90 a case and it was flying out of the tasting room. The staff was well-informed and patient in explaining the vintages and varieties, and greeted regulars and newcomers with enthusiasm. There's a shaded outdoor terrace for tasting -- white table cloths included! The Pinot Noir was the personal favorite. Definitely worth a stop. Tasting fee: $5.

Thank Wordbabe
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Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Richard's educational tasting explanations were interesting and humorous. We quite enjoyed our time at Ventana!

Thank Shan B
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Visited this little tasting room and really enjoyed it. Outstanding Chardonnay. My daughter-in-law and I purchased a couple of glasses of it after the tasting and sat outside and enjoyed the quiet patio. Ended up buying a bottle of their excellent Pinot Noir for my husband.

Thank bonnetta
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